Members of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, agreed on Thursday to enhance its cooperation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government. (Jiji Press)
At least 15 people are killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza is shelled, Gaza health ministry says.
A local office of the health ministry has identified a warehouse in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, where so-called dangerous drugs were processed. (The Japan News)
Itochu has agreed to an unprecedented capital and business tie-up with Charoen Pokphand Group, one of Thailand's largest conglomerates, as the Japanese company seeks a stronger foothold in Asian markets. (Nikkei)
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
Earnings at the US car maker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, UN says.
Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, with El Clasico set for 26 October.
Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
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New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday.